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Whale Road Review

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

Flash CNF

Poetry

Review

Interview

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Whale Road Review publishes poetry, flash fiction, and micro essays that don’t demand too much time up front, but somehow leave readers changed. We hope readers of all sorts will enjoy these short pieces in stolen moments—waiting in line, using the restroom, riding a train, steeping tea.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    45 days*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    50 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    4.17%*
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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental

Fiction - 500 words max

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental

Nonfiction

No specific limitations

Nonfiction - 500 words max

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 3

Poetry

Min pieces: 3

Max pieces: 5

We adore poems of all sorts. We tend to prefer shorter poems, but there is no strict line limit. For prose poems: should be under 500 words.

Review

Max words: 300

Max words: 500

Interview

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    For all submissions, please include the number and titles of submitted pieces along with a brief third-person bio (50-word max) in the body of the email.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    Whale Road Review asks for first-time rights and acknowledgement as the first place of publication. Published pieces will be archived on the website.

  • Additional info

    Make you feel at home: cozy, meme-friendly, a sense of community, all that stuff Active on social media Promote writers even after publication - hype hype hype Helpful: reposting other opportunities on their Twitter:)

Tracker statistics

65

Total submissions tracked

50 days

Average response time

4.17%

Average acceptance rate

6 days

Fastest response time

71 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 215 days, 322 days, 322 days, 322 days, 322 days, 322 days, 664805 days

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About

This journal takes its name from an old kenning. The ocean is the whale road. Whale road. Those words conjure an image of whales moving in patterns through the waters of the world. “Whale road” makes me re-see the ocean. Whale Road Review publishes poetry, flash fiction, and micro essays that don’t...

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Founded

2015

Country

US

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    Editor Katie Manning avatar

    Katie Manning

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Emma McCoy avatar

    Emma McCoy

    Assistant Editor